With the new government, lots of things are changing and Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi aspires to turn India into a digital country. Lots of steps have been taken to reduce the use of paper and use digital media instead. From paperless train and air tickets to cashless society, we are fast getting to the age where using paper would be a thing of the past. One of the recent developments in this front is the launch of mAadhaar app for Android.
So, if you own an Android phone which most of the Indians do, you can have your Addhar with you wherever you go. You will not have to carry the card everywhere still be able to access it anywhere anytime. How? Let me explain.
The Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI has recently launched a new app called the mAadhaar app for Android smartphones. mAadhaar stands for mobile Aadhaar so from the name itself it is evident that it has been built to help users to easily carry their m-aadhar card in their smartphones. This enables users to have their identity proof including all the demographic information right in their pocket. This information includes name, gender, date of birth, fingerprints and photo linked with Aadhar card right in their mobile phones.
The mAadhaar app is made for Android users and it is already available on Google Play for download. You can get it for free form the Google Play. It will soon be available for the iOS users. In the description part, you can see that it has been mentioned that the mAadhaar app can be used only if the users have their mobile numbers linked to their Aadhaar card.
With the help of the mAadhaar app in their smartphones, the users will now be able to easily get their Aadhaar card downloaded on their mobile phone. Thus, they will not have to carry the hard copy of the Aadhaar number all the time, which unduly increases the pressure of losing it.
It is interesting to note that the app has been designed in a way to enable users to easily verify the biometrics data. If a user locks the Biometric Locking system on their smartphone then it will remain so until the Aadhaar Holder unlocks it disables the Biometric Locking method. Users will also get the option to use the TOTP or Time-based One-Time Password if they do not want to use the SMS-based OTP for security reasons.
After completing the request for update, users who download the mAadhaar app on their smartphone will be able to see the complete profile on their phone. They will also be able to use the QR code along with the eKYC data that is protected using password to get the demographic information. So, this saves you from making any manual entry.
The mAadhaar app for Android is currently in its beta stage and UIDAI has announced that some of the updates will be available after a few days from the date of launch.
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